Story: Inventions, patents and trademarks

Aerial topdressing trials

This 1948 newsreel shows a trial of aerial topdressing at Ōhakea airfield near Palmerston North. This method of spreading seed and fertiliser was invented in New Zealand and later adopted around the world.

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Reference: Weekly Review 370. National Film Unit, 1948

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - Farming inventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Feb 2015